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Worthington

History

In 1858 an Englishman by the name of Amos Worthington ventured here from Cincinnati, Ohio. He chose a spot about 35 miles southwest of Dubuque in the path between Farley and Cedar Rapids that would be accessible to the Dubuque Southern railroad. He built the first general merchandise store in the area and soon another businessman by the name of Mr. Piersall built a second store. It wasn’t long before a blacksmith shop and saloon located near the two stores and this was the beginning of Worthington. It was not until October 1, 1892 that the people of the village petitioned the court of Dubuque County to become an incorporated town. An election was held with a total of 42 eligible voters, 32 of which voted yes to incorporate and the remaining 10 voting no. The Clerk of Court certified a copy of all proceedings and the date of the official incorporation of the Town of Worthington was to be January 2, 1893.

Churches

St. Paul’s Catholic Church
314 3rd Ave. SW
563-855-2405

Schools

St. Paul Grade School
309 3rd Ave. SW
563-855-2125

Clubs & Organizations

Worthington Sportsmen’s Club

Worthington Athletic Association

Worthington Junior Helpers 4-H group

Parks

Worthington Memorial Hall & Park
Located on the east side of town, 7,000 sq. ft. reception hall, Playground equipment and baseball diamond. Operated by the City 

Veteran Square Park
Located on Hwy. 136
Restroom facilities, swings, spring animals

Local Chamber Member Businesses

Brunkan Equipment
7695 Rte 136
Worthington, IA 52078
(563) 855-2434
We are an agricultural business that offers sales, service and parts for grain and livestock equipment, also have sales and service for recreational ATVs.

City of Worthington
216 1st Ave W
Worthington IA 52078
(563) 855-2825

Fidelity Bank & Trust
110 1st Ave W
Worthington, IA 52078
(563) 855-2415
www.bankfidelity.com

Simon's Family Restaurant & Catering
202 2nd St. SW
Worthington, IA  52078
(563) 855-2055

William Burger Land Surveyors
510 3rd St. W. Ct.
Worthington IA 52078
(563) 855-2028